San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Stands Alone and plans to stay amid Sexual Harassment Claims


Bob Filner is pictured. | AP Photo

They’re not standing by their man in San Diego.  The first democratic mayor in 20 years is finding himself standing alone.    First his ally on the council Donna Frye  is now the voice of the victims.    Frye who seems to be loudly everywhere in the media enjoying her 15 minutes.     Then his  fiancee, Bronwyn Ingram, who broke off her engagement with Filner just days before the allegations surfaced.

In an interview with local station, KPBS  she said Filner had become “more aggressive” in his behavior, and that she had “witnessed a severe deterioration in Bob’s ability to engage with anyone in a civil manner.” She also said Filner had sent other women sexually explicit text messages in her presence.  Huh? and she”s just leaving?   (Tap, tap is this thing on?)
Last Friday, his chief of staff Vince Hall resigned…
70 year old Filner is being accused of forcibly kissed two constituents and grabbed the buttocks and breast of a staff member.

Filner’s behavior toward women is so egregious that women who work for him call him a “dirty old man” and coined the phrases “the Filner headlock” and “the Filner dance” to describe how he isolates women and then makes unwanted advances, attorney Marco Gonzalez said.

Last week, Filner admitted “I need help however, he said he wont resign.  He promised to seek professional help, take a sexual harassment class, and apologize to women he may have offended.

“As your elected mayor, I fully expect to be accountable to the citizens of San Diego for all of my actions.    “But as a citizen of this country, I also expect — and am entitled to — due process, and the opportunity to respond in a fair and impartial venue to specific allegations.  I do not believe I am guilty of sexual harassment, and I believe a full presentation of the facts will vindicate me.